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  • Obama, Joe Biden to visit Pennsylvania on Wednesday ahead of Democratic primary

    Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial primary is just over a month away, and with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden set to visit the state Wednesday, all eyes will be on whether the candidates appear alongside the nation's two most prominent politicians.

  • President Obama's 'thoughts and prayers' with Pennsylvania stabbing victims

    President Obama has been briefed on the mass stabbing at a high school in the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, and the White House said his “thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." A 16-year-old student at Pennsylvania's Franklin Regional High School stabbed at least 20...

  • Guild can intervene in fight for Philly newspapers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says the union representing hundreds of workers for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers can participate in the dissolution of their ownership group. The judge this week granted a request by the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia to intervene in...

  • Philly transit talks stall, but no strike planned

    Transit officials in Philadelphia expect a routine commute Monday, although labor talks hit a snag before a midnight contract deadline.

  • Some workers from closed Pa. plant get new jobs

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials say last month's closure of a central Pennsylvania frozen food plant left about 140 people out of work, but some of them are being rehired by other companies. Houston-based Windsor Foods announced closure of the Bloomsburg plant last fall, and a company...

  • Pennsylvania high court won't hear Jerry Sandusky appeal

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The state's highest court on Wednesday said it would not review Jerry Sandusky's child molestation conviction, but other legal avenues remain open to the former Penn State assistant football coach. Sandusky had asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take up his 45-count...

  • Philadelphia jury awards mesothelioma victim $7.25M in asbestos trial

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A Philadelphia County jury has awarded a shipfitter’s family $7.25 million in an asbestos trial, dismissing all of defendant’s defenses. After hearing two weeks of evidence, the family of Edward Merwitz, who died of mesothelioma at the age of 62, won its...

  • Neighbors bicker in Pennsylvania over forced gas drilling

    NEW BEDFORD, Pa. — An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling under their land, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a Pennsylvania community and raising the possibility that lawmakers will have to take sides....

  • Neighbors bicker in Pa. over forced gas drilling

    NEW BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — An old law has started a new battle over shale oil and gas in Pennsylvania. At issue is whether a company can force people who don't want drilling under their land to accept it. Houston-based Hilcorp seeks to use a 1961 state law to drill under the property of four...

  • Jay Paterno drops out of Pennsylvania Democratic lieutenant governor race

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jay Paterno has dropped out of the Democratic race for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor. Paterno, the son of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, says conversation with his lawyers have convinced him that trying to overcome challenges to him nomination petition...

  • Does Eric Holder care that votes against Pennsylvania's voter ID law were bought?

    The differences in the case against former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and the case against the four democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania are distinctive. In Virginia, the investigation was completed; charges were considered, and ultimately rendered. In Pennsylvania, the...

  • Pennsylvania legislators eye ending union exception to stalker laws

    Legislation that would end an unusual loophole in Pennsylvania's anti-stalking laws that exempts union-related activity is slowing making its way through the Republican-led statehouse. It has a good chance of getting enacted, aides say. The Keystone State defines stalking as "following the...

  • Pa. man killed in wrong-way crash in western Md.

    HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a Pennsylvania man has died after a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 70 hit a pickup truck head-on. Police say a Pontiac Bonneville was traveling westbound in eastbound lanes of I-70 near Hancock on Sunday night when it collided head-on...

  • Police: Pennsylvania man drowns in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Police in Jamaica say an American vacationer has drowned while swimming off a popular resort town on the western side of the Caribbean island. The Jamaica Constabulary Force identifies the dead man as 43-year-old David McCormick of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It...

  • Democratic candidates for Pa. governor eye taxes to ease wealth gap

    Under the banner of fairness and equality, the Democratic candidates for governor are proposing a grab bag of changes in Pennsylvania tax laws that would tap wealthy taxpayers and businesses to ease the economic pain of the middle class and the poor.



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